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Does Tramadol show up on drug tests?

Does Tramadol show up on drug tests?

Yes – sort of.

While Tramadol isn’t going to show up on the standard drug test that, say, a new employer would usually have you take, Tramadol will show up on a toxicology screening specifically designed for prescription drug detection.  More on drug testing for Tramadol here…but if we don’t answer your question, please leave it for us at the end.

Why order a drug test for tramadol?

There are a few different reasons why you might be tested for Tramadol. The first is medical.  Dangers of Tramadol including serious side effects, drug interactions, or overdose may require medical testing.  If you’re admitted to a hospital and they suspect an overdose or need to find out what medications you’re taking, they’ll run a screen. You might also need to be screened for legal purposes. For example, if you’ve been convicted of taking the pain medication to get high off Tramadol without medical supervision.  In other words, positive drug testing for Tramadol without a prescription puts you at risk of legal consequences.

Types of Tramadol drug tests

A blood test, Toxi-Lab A, can determine if there is Tramadol in your system or not. However, the test will not be able to show the level of the drug. The result will simply be a simple positive or negative. Tramadol can also be detected using special urine or hair tests, but there must be some reason or suspicion that Tramadol is in your system for these tests to be ordered.

Tramadol cutoff levels

In hair tests, Tramadol can be detected at low levels – those which would appear in normal use as prescribed by a doctor. In one study, a concentration as low as 0.176 ng/mg was enough to show up on the test. Anecdotal evidence suggests that urine tests are not as effective, since Tramadol leaves the system fairly quickly.

Positive drug testing for tramadol

If you have a prescription for Tramadol, it shouldn’t be a problem if it shows up on a drug test. If you test positive to Tramadol and you have a prescription for the drug, it should be easy enough to explain to employers, doctors, and anyone else who might request a drug test. However, in several states Tramadol is considered a controlled substance, so if you’re using it without a prescription, you may get into some legal trouble.

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If you test positive and you’re using Tramadol illegally, there will likely be repercussions. The exact legal status of Tramadol depends on where you live, so if you’re concerned about it showing up on a drug test, find out what your local laws are.

Questions about Tramadol drug testing

Do you still have questions about Tramadol showing up on drug tests? Please leave us your questions about Tramadol drug testing here. We try to respond to all questions with a personal and prompt reply.

Reference Sources: Determination of tramadol in hair using solid phase extraction and GC-MS
NIH Clinical Center Test Guide
Missouri State Highway Patrol: Toxicology information

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144 Responses to “Does Tramadol show up on drug tests?
2:37 pm February 24th, 2012

Will Tramadol show up on a 10 panel probation drug test, what will it show up as, and how many days does it take for it to leave your system in terms of taking a urine drug test?

2:15 pm March 1st, 2012

Hi Trey. Thanks for your question.

Like other opioids, Tramadol does not stay in the body long. Hair samples can detect drug use for weeks or months after dosing, but blood or urine screens are only reliable for a day or two.

In terms of a 10 panel probation test…do you know what the test name is? You can find out of Tramadol is covered by asking the screening center.

11:58 pm March 7th, 2012

I recently tested positive for ultram and have never taken the drug. I am talking to a MRO in a few days. I only take tylenol and advil. Is there any reason for this?

11:23 am March 8th, 2012

Hi Eric. The sensitivity and specificity of drug screens vary, and all can yield false-positive or false-negative results. Urine based drug tests are especially subject to false-positive and false-negative results. Not to mention clerical errors.

During your talk with the MRO, you can request a tramadol-specific test in order to prove that the drug is not in your system, and not a general screen. Or re-take the initial test.

2:19 am September 12th, 2012

If Tramadol does show up in a D. O. T drug screen, is it legal?

8:07 pm September 12th, 2012

Hi Donnie. If you are taking tramadol and can present a prescription, you should have no problems. Legally, if you are taking tramadol without a prescription it depends on which state you are in. Some states have classified tramadol as a narcotic drug, while others have not.

2:26 am September 13th, 2012

Thanks for the comeback. One more question;

,”However, in several states Tramadol is considered a controlled substance,”

Where is Pennsylvania on this?

1:32 pm September 16th, 2012

Hi Donnie. I’m not sure and couldn’t find a direct answer online. However, you can contact the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General at for more precise information about the legal status of tramadol in PA.


kevin leonard
4:04 am October 5th, 2012

i have a dot drug test monday if i stop takeing tramadol friday will it show up

1:09 pm October 5th, 2012

Hi Kevin. Tramadol isn’t usually detected in a DOT standard 5 panel test. The addition of tramadol, fentanyl, nalbuphine, butorphanol, pentazocine, and buprenorphine should be considered a the new version of this standardized test, but are not currently detected in the “opiates” part of a DOT 5 panel drug screen because as the body metabolizes and excretes metabolites of tramadol and other synthetics, the drug test is not specific enough yet to detect these compounds. Instead, an “extended opiates” test specific to tramadol is required.

5:48 pm October 5th, 2012

Thanks for the comeback. I do have a perscrition for Tramadol. I’m under a doctors care for chronic pain. He put me on something called Cymbalta but I couldn’t stand it. Five days of not sleeping, frazzled nerves and inability to concentrate were enough. It’s too bad because it did the trick on the pain but messed up my head. Is Cymbalta also a simulated narcotic?

5:49 pm October 5th, 2012

PS, I’m clean and sober for over 26 years.

1:05 pm October 17th, 2012

Hi Donnie. No, Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride) is NOT a quasi-narcotic like tramadol. Instead, Cymbalta is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SSNRI). Its action as on Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain has been documented. You can learn more about Cymbalta here: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/archives/fdaDrugInfo.cfm?archiveid=1526

9:48 pm October 17th, 2012


Thanks for the comeback. I’m now on something called Effexor.
I was to take it morning and night but it kept me awake so now I”m just taking it in the morning. So far it’s doing nothing for the pain and makes me feel a little edgy. It’s almost the way I remember a mild hangover. It’s been over 26 years:-).
Is there any danger of this affecting my ability to drive an 18-wheeler?


9:29 am October 18th, 2012

Hello Donnie. Glad to help!

Effexor contains venlafaxine hydrochloride, a structurally novel antidepressant. Frequently reported adverse side effects which affected the nervous system include: amnesia, confusion, depersonalization, hypesthesia, thinking abnormal, trismus, and/or vertigo. Check out all of the warnings and possible side effects for Effexor here: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=16405#nlm34084-4

suzanne le may
2:25 pm November 8th, 2012

my medicaid doctor upped my tramadol in june 2012 from 140 to 280.a month that was 8 pills a day for a series of ailments such as a remaining herniated disc from 2 cervical surgeries, carpal tunnel in both hands, and a quadruple by pass. i was also prescribed citalopram,and timolol along with latanoprost for glaucoma. i had to stop the citalopram because i was afraid of a stroke, principly because every time i’m in a lot of pain my blood pressure skyrockets over 200. i only took tramadol for those 2 months. i saw or felt absolutely no good reason to continue. my pain was constant and no benefit resulted. why allow me to suffer like this as i age.

1:18 pm November 13th, 2012

Hi Suzanne. Thanks for your message. Have you looked into other alternatives for pain medication? Did your doctor provide you with any other options?

4:08 pm December 29th, 2012

I haven’t seen any mention of swab testing.How many days will it take to pass a swab test if you’ve taken Tramadol.Are swap test more accurate than urine testing.

9:29 am December 31st, 2012

Hello Lee. The main application of oral swap drug test samples has been for testing for the more common drugs of abuse such as amphetamines, cocaine and metabolites, opioids such as morphine, methadone and heroin, and for cannabis. Because tramadol is in a class of synthetic opioids of its own, a special tramadol oral swab test is required…and tramadol is probably unlikely to be tested orally.

Oral fluid should not be seen as a specimen that replaces the use of other specimens. Urine should are seen as the specimen of choice. This is because while highly accurate, oral swabs must be administered quickly after drug administration. So, the detection window for drugs test orally is usually within a day, or so of use.

10:06 pm January 30th, 2013

at what level are you considered inebriated/intoxicated on tramadol? what level would be “over the legal limit”?

9:36 am February 1st, 2013

Hi Liz. Assuming that you are taking tramadol with a doctor’s prescription … each state has its own laws governing legal limits for driving while using opioid narcotics like tramadol. Check with your state’s attorney general office for a precise understanding of the law.

11:58 pm March 1st, 2013

I am taking tramadol from long time and I have a drug test for new employee next Friday does it will show and how long I have to stop before the test

7:33 pm March 5th, 2013

i took 2 50 mg tramadol this morning and have to do a urine test for my dr to get my medications renewed and he tests for tramadol. Will this show up on the lab results or will it be out of my urine by than?

4:12 am May 16th, 2013

Please explain why my drug screens keep showing I am taking a benzodiazepine, when Tramadol is the ONLY med I take, although I take it in large doses.

5:11 pm May 16th, 2013

If I was specifically tested for neurontion and ultrams on a urine test being sent to a lab will they show up an what will they show up as?

7:59 pm July 23rd, 2013

I’m on pain management for my herniated discs and I take hydrocodone and nuerotin but my hydrocodone seems to not help anymore so I took some tramadol ( an old bottle i had laying around from the beginning of my pain management appointments) I was just drug tested by them today, my question is, since I had a previous prescription for the tramadol, will they find it in my system and will i get kicked out of their supervision? I’m really worried because I’m in constant pain if I’m not on any medication and I’m on Medicaid so it’ll be hard to find another pain management doctor in my area :(

12:02 pm July 24th, 2013

Hello Dedra. Tramadol is a class of special opioid unto itself and it usually not picked up in extended opioid drug tests. I would be surprised if it did appear.

12:35 am October 26th, 2013

I am in a recovery program, and get random drug testing for opiates. I do have a prescription for tramadol. Will it show up as opiate in my urine?

3:31 pm October 30th, 2013

I took 2 tramadol on Monday evening for headache .. I was told it was safe to take …. I have a drug test fri afternoon… Now I’m being told that I’m going to fail…. I hate drugs and scares me to think I would go to jail for 2 tramadol.. Yes I know I should of researched it but I didntt….. Will this show up on my test……

7:46 am November 16th, 2013

I took tramadol for the first time tonight and I have a drug test at my dr in 7 days will the tramadol still be in my system and show up in my drug test

8:41 pm January 2nd, 2014

Is it tested for an an 8 panel drug screen?

8:47 pm January 2nd, 2014

Hi Megan. No, tramadol is usually not included in an 8 panel drug screen.

9:10 am January 3rd, 2014

If they do a drug test at a pain clinic in Tennessee will tremadol show up on it even if u are taking lortabs and morphine

3:26 pm January 24th, 2014

What are the names of Tramadol-specific drug tests? I am in a recovery program and were prescribed them for dental work but apparently cannot have them. Then was notified that I was being tested specifically tested for Tramadol. How much are the tests and how reliable are they? i have been clean off of opiates for almost 5 months and am doing really well and don’t want this to result in an expulsion from the program.

11:09 pm February 12th, 2014

Will tramadol pop a positive on a 5 dot drug test? Need an answer from someone who knows.

9:03 pm April 19th, 2014

I am on probation and take 10panels. will tramadol show up in my ua’s??

David gharzo
7:30 pm May 20th, 2014

Does Tramadol shows up in urine test especially using the discover 14 line drug test including:

AMP | Amphetamines 1000 ng/ml
BAR | Barbiturates 300 ng/ml
BZO | Benzodiazepines 300 ng/ml
BUP | Buprenorphine 10 ng/ml
COC | Cocaine 150 or 300 ng/ml
MDMA | Ecstasy 500 ng/ml
THC | Marijuana 50ng/ml
MTD | Methadone 300 ng/ml
mAMP | Methamphetamine 1000 ng/ml
OPI | Opiates 2000 ng/ml
OXY | Oxycodone 100 ng/ml
TCA | Tricyclic Antidepressants 1000 ng/ml
PCP | Phencyclidine 25 ng/ml
PPX | Propoxyphene 300ng/ml

3:33 pm May 21st, 2014

I was only taking tramodal and it showed up as methodone why???

David gharzo
7:38 pm May 21st, 2014

Thank you for your interesting information but i just need to know if specifically ”Discover 14 line drug test include a test for tramadol ultram?

8:27 pm May 22nd, 2014

I am a compounding pharmacist that compounds Tramadol in a lab. I don’t wear a mask and believe I have occupational exposure because a recent hair test was positive (hair taken from my leg), but my urine test was negative. I have not ever in my life taken Tramadol. How could this be?

5:42 pm May 24th, 2014

Do they test for tramadol with a disa hair test

10:16 pm May 30th, 2014

I live in a sober living and was prescribed tramadol buy my doctor. Will it show up on a 8 or 10 panel urine test?

help ne
9:57 pm June 7th, 2014

Will tramadol show up on a 12 pannel drug screen

9:50 pm June 10th, 2014

Researching the causes of a false positive for Tramadol from an “instant” drug screening test. I take Venlafaxine 3 x 75mg daily. Am I right in thinking this could be the cause? Thanks

3:41 am June 12th, 2014

I was curious if tramadol showed on just a regular 10 panel urine drug test? Not testing spec for tramadol…..just a normal 10 panel test. Please respond asap. thank you

5:03 pm June 14th, 2014

It is Saturday morning and I take tramadol for chronic pain. I am scheduled for a 10 panel, non-dot urine test on Monday afternoon for pre-employee screening. Will the Tramadol show up ? Thanks for your response…

1:40 am June 16th, 2014

DW, if that is the only medication you take rhen yes it could. Some over the counter medications can make you have a false positive for a number of things. I take anti depressants and bendryl, when i went for my probation drug screen i had a false positive for methadome because of the benadryl. If you google what medications can make you have a false positive, one of the websites will give you a list

1:54 pm June 30th, 2014

I have a drugs test at drug advisers soon testing 4 opiates etc, I have been taking tramadol which I no is opiate based so will the test cone back as positive 4 opiates? The test is a swab test not urine!!! Plz get back to me I would appreciate it thanks

4:22 pm July 9th, 2014

I had 250 mg Tramadol 2 days ago and today I bought a home test kit for Opiate and the result was negative. Should I still be concerned that Tramadol being showed upon drug test?

2:18 am July 11th, 2014

I recently had to do a pre-employment drug test. I was taking Tramadol at the time, but it didn’t show up on test. I got the job and loving it! It was a good lesson for me and I never intend on going through that stress again! It’s simply not worth it. If you have pain, see a doctor. DON’T purchase ANY medication form an on-line “pharmacy”…..

1:23 am July 12th, 2014

I use to be etrely addicted to a lot of prescription medications including tramadol. I have been clean of everything almost over 2 years. I recently had something happen and now I must PROVE myself. I need guidance on what type of test I can take that will go back the furthest (which seems to look like hair testing) for 90 days – to test for at the very least tramadol and an 8,9 or even 10 panel with it. Please please direct me were to go. I never thought I’d be crying my eyes out trying to find a way to TEST me for drugs. It’s just my sobriety is very important to me!! Thank you!!

3:49 am July 21st, 2014

I have prescriptions for my tramadol and meloxican and my generic brand of flexeril and was given a random urine drug test on Monday and it was sent out this past Thursday. I’m not worried about whether I passed or not but I’m wondering if any of my prescription medication will show up on my test… Any input will be helpful.

4:18 am July 29th, 2014

Will tramadol show up on a 9 panel urine test?

10:29 am July 29th, 2014

I had a routine drug urine test as I see my doctor for severe anxiety. I take tramadol and Xanax. I am very confused at what my insurance Co listed. Can you explain each test.. 1. Opiate(s) drug and metabolites each procedure 2. Methadone. 3. Drug screening quantitative benzodiazepune. Description says Assay of Opiates. Assay of Methadone and Therapeutic assay. I never abused drugs. Where is the section where tramadol is looked for. I am totally confused.

4:38 pm August 10th, 2014

Yes, but it shows on a ten panel as PCP. Don’t ask me why, but it does. Effexor and Paxil (SSRI anti-depressants) Also will give a false positive for PCP. Be sure you always tell the testing administrators all of your prescriptions Scheduled CII,CIII,CIV or non scheduled as interactions and false positives are common among the 10 panel instant tests.

1:36 pm August 22nd, 2014

question- Will tramadol show up on a 9 panel urine test? If so what as? I do have a prescription for the use of tramadol for pain but my have to go into an out patient treatment center for a month to possibly 3 months. I’m am wondering if I should discontinue use? Also if so how to detox safely from it? Thank you very much for any help you can give.

6:08 pm August 24th, 2014

I have a few questons. What is the best way to get off tramadol safely. I don’t want to have a seizure. I’ve had them before. I am also prescribed diazapam 10 mg. will that help the process if in fact I need to. The situation is complicated. Long story short I may have to do out patient treatment in a center. Both of this medicines help me with the issues. They will let me stay on the diazapam but not sure if the tramadol. I don’t know what type of test will be used. Probably a urine test and not sure the panel. Help on any or all of these issues I’d greatly appreciate. Thank you very much.

1:12 am August 25th, 2014

if you are prescribed tramadol and flexiril in a 13 panel drug test can you produce a false positive for buprenorphine

2:16 pm August 28th, 2014

To detect Tramadol, does the urine drug screen have to be specifically for Tramadol or will it show up as an opiate on a standard opiate screen?

2:15 pm September 1st, 2014

Hello Rick. Tramadol can be detected on a ua test. Still, it depends if the drug test specifically has an enzyme to cross-react with Tramadols unique metabolic byproduct.

2:24 pm September 11th, 2014

my question is would tramdol or ultram show up in a urine or gas chromatography as an oxymorphone?

2:00 pm September 24th, 2014

What would tramadol show up as on a twelve panel drugtest

2:30 pm September 24th, 2014

I have a swab test for work will tramadol show up

12:22 am October 3rd, 2014

I had a swab test done for work, and I have a prescription for tramdol. Will that show up?

12:14 am October 4th, 2014

Will tramadol show up on urine test for new job? Just a pee in cup test.

3:18 am October 13th, 2014

does the level of tramadol show up in Toxicology Screen, Blood or serum or is it just positive or negative.

12:03 am October 26th, 2014

I go to a pain management clinic and have had 7 back surgeries so I do have reason to be on pain Meds but they do random drug testing. I had to go to the ER because of a abscess tooth what I was going for was the antibiotics I knew I needed but they gave me tramadol 50mg for pain as well the ER doctor told me it was non narcotic so I’ve taken only 5 and they didn’t help with the tooth pain. What I need to know is how long would it take 5 50mg Tramadol to leave my system today is Saturday I took them on Thursday and I go to my PM doctor Tuesday will it be out of my system by then or will it show up in a drug test and if so what will it show up for? Since it is non narcotic?

10:28 pm October 28th, 2014

Hi, I would like to know how can I buy a tramadol urine test.

11:12 am October 29th, 2014

Hi Gonzalo. You can ask a doctor for help. Or go to the nearest clinic and ask for a test to be conducted.

8:48 am November 5th, 2014

Is Tramadol currently being drug tested with the recent drug schedule change? I reside in Texas and have not been able to find any answers. Also-How long does Tramadol stay in your system? There seems to be so many different answers for this question. Thanks in advance :)

12:54 am November 11th, 2014

Since Tramadol is now a narcotic does it show up in a drug screen for a Dr office. They do not send it off. They use a test stick in the office.

9:57 am November 15th, 2014

I just recently had drug screen from Michigan police. They tested for tramadol found it and had a value. . They are saying that I was under the influence. I have looked all over the web and have only seen a qualitative test for tramadol. Which is yes or no. They are saying that they tested blood and now are able to do a quantitative. Which means there must be a therapeutic lvl established. Does any one know what it is.

12:19 pm November 15th, 2014

Jocelyn, Wiki basically 9 hr. isozyme O-desmethyltramadol is what tramadol reacts with. And that is what has the 9hr. half life.
In my case with bad kidneys it takes longer. I have found no where that it states how long to completely leave the system.

11:14 pm November 15th, 2014

I am currently using a Fentanyl 50 mcg pain patch and take 2 to 6 50 mg Tramadol for break-through pain. I tested negative for the tramadol. Can Adderall cause a false negative?

4:11 pm November 17th, 2014

I am also taking diovan HCT which has a diuretic. Can the combination of the Adderall 60mg a day and diuretic cause a false negative for Tramadol?

7:04 pm November 18th, 2014

So tramadol will not show up on a 12 panel drug test (urine) but will show up on a specific test for it?

12:45 am November 20th, 2014

I’m prescribed hydros 7.325 – I broke my back – changed doctors – long story short – I ran out of hydros and have an old prescription less than 6 months old – I go to a pain clinic for back injections plus my pain medication ( hydros ) when I have my drug test for hydros will tram adolescents also show up?

10:09 pm November 20th, 2014

How long will tramital stay in for a month swab

11:54 pm November 30th, 2014

Im on suboxon and I ask my friend for some Tylenol she gave me a handful of what she thought was Tylenol come to find out she accidentally gave me tramaidol and now I need to know if it’s going to show up in a drug rest

11:24 pm December 3rd, 2014

Tramdol can be found and has lvl,s now if a specfic test is used. It say’s in your system 3 days. It half life is short so it quickly lowers lvl in blood. I know this because I got in trouble with the law in michigan. I just got off phone with a toxioyglies out of Grand Rapids, mi. spectrum health. Forgive my spelling please.

9:18 pm December 24th, 2014

Does tramadol show up on a drug test patch?

1:36 pm December 29th, 2014

Hi Ryan. As far as I am aware, no. Tramadol use cannot be detected with a sweat patch drug test.

3:40 pm January 1st, 2015

I,ve been on suboxone for 4 years,,am going to have a by pass of the heart, i been down in my back several time, Tramaddol I thought a safe drug. I’ve been taking it off and on, will my sub doctor find it on a drug test of is it my best bet to tell him.

1:54 am January 7th, 2015

So I had hernia surgery on Aug 13 2014, took a urinalyisis for probabtion this morning on 1-6-2015, will I be able to use that prescription as a valid excuse if it does come back positive for oxycodone which I was prescribes????? I dont have the container i discarded it, I took the last 6 pills saturday evening for my back but i could get a prescription record from the local hospital to prove. Would I still get in trouble???

10:33 pm January 9th, 2015

Will tramadol show up on 10 panel urine test

2:16 pm January 11th, 2015

Hello their!
I took a large quantity of Tramadol Ultram and I did a 5 panel urine drug test and i tested positive for Morphine .How come? Is it a possible? Does Tramadol test positive for morphine urine drug test???

2:54 pm January 11th, 2015

Hi. This is a difficult topic, but I need some piece of mind. I think I may have been given Tramadol (with ill intent) by my boyfriends mother. I do not do well with any pain meds, do not take them, and always have extreme adverse effects if anesthesia is needed. I also have extreme adverse reactions to MDMA. So I avoid all opiates, opioids, and mdma. I am prescribed adderall and alprazolam, but do not abuse them. That was the history- here’s the incident. My boyfriend was given some pure methamphetamine before Christmas, which he saved for Christmas day. Mainly to deal with the stress of going to his parents. We each did a line about 10am. We arrived there at 2pm. By 2:30 I was extremely nauseous with a sedated, vertigo type feeling. Similar to coming out of anesthesia. I had the chills, cold sweats, fever, headache and was not sleeping, but very weak and had no motor skills. I had to lay down while dinner continued as if no semi conscience person was in the other room. My boyfriend took me home after that, but returned for dinner. I proceeded to shiver, sweat, spasm, and sleep for 7 hours. She gives Tramadol daily to her pet pig (I am 90#) and makes no excuses as to her disdain for me. I should have gone to the ER, but never imagined anything like this could happen. I took a 12 panel home test the next day and sent it in to be screened. As expected, high level of MET, (11k ng/ml,) AMP (5k), and 350 ng/ml of alprazolam. She is not quite stable, but is it possible I had SS? How long can I have my hair tested after the drug would have entered my system, and could small amounts be detected? Thank you

6:00 pm January 13th, 2015

Hi Sean. Depending on the dose and the last time it was taken, yes-it can be detected.

Hello Nicole. Every drug stays detectable in hair for a long time. If you want to be absolutely sure, you can have a hair sample tested.

7:30 pm January 22nd, 2015

Traumadol showed up in my urine but I’ve never taken it EVER. Can it be a false negative?

3:07 pm February 2nd, 2015

Will tramodol show up on a home urine test as an antidepressant. I have a prescription for tramadol. I have an appointment with a pain managment dr today but don’t no why the home test showed up with a positive for antideprsant. They will probly give me an urine test but not sure with it being my first visit.

7:56 pm February 2nd, 2015

I took tramadol 8 days ago will it show up in a drug screen.

11:02 pm February 3rd, 2015

I would like to know if tramadol will show up as buprenorphine in a urine drug test. A friend tested positive for buprenorphine but has never taken this drug.

10:58 am February 4th, 2015

Hi Russell. That is highly unlikely because Tramadol doesn’t contain any buprenorphine. But, it is possible that a drug test comes out wrong because of a human mistake, bad test kit…You can ask them to send the specimen to a lab for a second checkup.

4:33 pm February 4th, 2015

So if people start to sell and specific drug or it becomes popular; Does that then make it become eligible for a narcotic, even if it doesn’t have the actual opiates like other pain killers?

1:23 am February 13th, 2015

HI, I have been taking a few Tramadol a day for this past week for pain, however I am not prescribed this medication. My insurance company requires that I take and pass a 9 panel drug screen panel and a urine test, (not sure if this is just to test for pregnancy) so that I can be approved for specific treatment medication. I took 2 this morning, if I stop today, will this be out of my system by a week from today? Also, I’m prescribed the generic for Wellbutrin, generic for Neurontin, and Synthroid. Would any of these medications effect anything in these tests? I have never had to take these kinds of tests before.

1:01 pm February 13th, 2015

Hi Donie. It depends on many things, but since you have not taken tamadol long-term, it shouldn’t be detected in about 1-2 days after you stop taking it (in blood and urine tests). Hair sample tests can detect tramadol for weeks and months to come. Here’s a tip: Make sure you notify the doctors and nurses that you are taking the generic Wellbutrin, Neurontin and Synthroid as prescribed before the test is run. This way, any false negatives can be taken into consideration.

1:22 pm February 28th, 2015

i was using inj nelbin 10mg some time 2 and3 per day from last 8 month from last 4 day i left it.last two weeks i took it 1 per week,but i want to know which test will perform for check its level in my body by blood test and urine.the blood test and urine how much data show last months please reply me as soon AS POSSIBLE.that my job metter.

5:34 am March 6th, 2015

In one of your earlier posts you mentioned that tramadol could be detected but not the levels, now that tramadol is now has a class lV classification is there new testing that would show the levels? while doing a little research online I read about ”chromatographic techniques must be used to detect and quantitate these substances” in English I’m guessing that means a special and expensive test! Do you know if this kind of testing has become mainstream?

5:53 am March 11th, 2015

Just wanted to let people know about tramadol and my drug hair follicle test. Mine came back NEGATIVE which is awesome because I had a shit ton of them a couple months ago :)

11:02 am March 11th, 2015

my doctor assistant called an told me tramadol was not showing up in my urine, an if it happened again, they would quit giving it to me, i have taken 6 to 8 pills a day for over 2 years an had taken my morning 2 before i went for my visit… i am 67 yrs old with rheumatoid arthritis, an a bad knee an back, and it really made me feel bad that they said that to me, does it not show up in a urine test, please reply so ill know… i know for a fact i was taking it, thank you

4:42 pm March 22nd, 2015

I suspect that my little brother has started using tramadol
What kind of tests would confirm that ?

3:24 am March 23rd, 2015

I have a pharmchek/sweat patch/drug patch on. Although i do have a script for the medication i would like to know if it will show up because if it does it will just be a hassle getting everything to my probation officer and explaining things bc i was out of town when i got it and wasn’t able to tell PO i was leaving town.. so if anyone knows that answer i would really really appreciate it I will be off Probation in weeks. I haven’t used prescription drugs in over a year. long story short i broke my back a year ago and was prescribed oxycodone and got hooked. i was pulled over without my bottle and gave a statement which basically got me on probation. anyways if someone could let me know if tramadol will show up on a pharmchek drug/sweat patch i would greatly appreciate it. Thank you

1:18 am April 16th, 2015

I currently just started pain management for a bulged disc and was prescribed tramadol and flexeril. I live in Florida and I don’t know if they will drug test me only being prescribed these drugs. Im really worried about them testing seeing I smoked with a friend. Can anyone help? I really don’t want to get kicked out of pain management.

6:31 pm April 20th, 2015

I was told it will not show up,but to be on the safe side,taper off of it over the next few day,s,Hair follicle test I believe will show , how many times you pooped , LOL , those test show every thing

5:22 pm April 21st, 2015

I would like to no if anyone took Tramadol for about 8 months then stopped, and got very debilitating tiredness and fatigue, and hopelessly depressed,i have other health issues but don’t think they caused it, I was just wondering,thanks anyone????Linda

12:08 am May 1st, 2015

will a Tramadol show up in a urine test for a new job where u urinate in the lil cup if I took one yesterday and I have to do a test tomorrow morning?

Franz kafka
7:30 pm May 2nd, 2015

I took hydrocodone on Thursday afternoon or evening. I have test for work Monday morning. Will the hydrocodone show,?

2:02 pm May 3rd, 2015

I take hydrocodone 5-325 twice daily, Ativan 1mg three times a day ,oc meds ibroufen as much as 800mg, nyquill to sleep. at the time of drug test I was in phy therapy for shoulder getting steriodes by ultra sound twice a week -tested positive for tramadol-dr. said cut off was 100 and mine was 2000–what might have caused it

10:49 pm May 6th, 2015

I am under care for chronic pain and take only oxycodone 10 mg, ativan for anxiety, gabapentin and meloxicam. I recently tested positive for tramadol. I have never taken that drug in my life. It is the first time I’ve tested positive for it and I’m very concerned. Is there anything in combination of what I’m taking now that would cause that? I also take otc Aleve every now and again for inflammation and flonase and alleges for allergies. I was also given a flexeril recently for muscle spasms. Any of these may have caused this false positive? Please help. Thank you.

6:13 am May 23rd, 2015

does teramadol show up on 5 panel hair test?
last time I used was 40 days ago, I took for one month 7 or 8 pills(200mg)

2:35 am May 24th, 2015

I take a blood test and did not show up on my test

1:00 am June 5th, 2015

I tested positive for tramadol but did not take it what would have caused that or what medications show up as that ???

3:34 pm June 5th, 2015

Hi Katrina. False positive results for tramadol have been observed in patients who were receiving treatment with the commonly prescribed antidepressant drug called “venlafaxine”. Have you been prescribed or recently been taking this medication?

8:52 am June 17th, 2015

Hi I have a question I was ay my doctors and before I was called back I took 3ultrams and they did a swab test of my mouth will it show up it was like 1hour later

5:46 am June 22nd, 2015

will Tramadol show up on a sweat patch test?

3:29 pm June 22nd, 2015

I have diabetic neuropathy and take tramadol for the pain. I will be applying for a concealed carry pistol permit in NC in a few months. Will tramadol be detected in their drug tests? I do not know what kind of tests they do though I’m sure its either blood or urine. Thanks.

6:44 pm June 23rd, 2015

So i just had an icup instant urine test come back positive for cocaine, and literally havent even seen the stuff in years. 2 days before, i used a ringworm cream, and later on that night was in the emergency room because what was assumed o be ringworm, turned out to be some crazy hives that i broke out in all over me. my facial features were starting to swell, so i was given a shot of epinephrine, prednisone, and pepcid ac because it has a histamine blocker. Now, i am a member of the nj drug court program, and im also not dumb. Prior to any treatment,i made the doctor aware of my situation, and was assured that none of this would throw off the drug test i knew i would be having. My instant icup test tested positive for cocaine, and i told them to send it back to the lab. My question is has this happened to anyone? What is the likeliness of a conformation test proving there is no cocaine in my system? Are these conformation tests reliable?…or am i getting arrested tomorrow when i report. HELP PLEASE!

6:52 pm June 30th, 2015

Are levels of tramadol detectable? I’m prescribed 50 ml every 6 hours but I took 3x 50ml at once. Would that be detectable?

6:09 pm July 1st, 2015

What is the diffrenc between tramdol and pot in a piss test

7:13 am July 7th, 2015

Will tramadole show up in a lab test even if their not specially looking for it?

7:14 am July 7th, 2015

Will tensile show up in lab urine test even if they are nit specifically looking for it/

6:00 am July 8th, 2015

I have tramadol in my system. I got a mouth swab drug test today instead of a urin test. Will it show up on the swab test or do they have to ask specifically to test for tramadol?

2:53 pm July 11th, 2015

Is it safe to mix tramadol with morphine and Lorazepam when you have been diagnosed with asbestosis?

8:29 pm July 14th, 2015

i am prescribed tramadol will it show up on a 10 or 12 panel urine drug screen ????

Steve Thorpe
2:15 am July 17th, 2015

Are test specifically for Tramadol or will other pain meds cause a positive result?

2:14 am July 18th, 2015

I have recently taken a pre employment drug screening and tested positive for cannabis, I do not use this substance! I have seen online where tramadol can cause a positive reading for THC. I would like to know do u concur? I really have been looking forward to this new job and am very distraught! please help me out with this problem.

4:29 pm August 2nd, 2015

I know someone that has degenerative disc disease, a herniated disc, and awful sciatica problems. They were prescribed tramadol from their doctor but sometimes it doesn’t help. They have been able to get loratab a few times when the pain was uncontrollable but they don’t take it often. They have to have regular monthly drug tests and possibly a hair follicle test. My question is, is they took a loratab to help the pain, would it show up differently on a urine/ hair follicle test than the tramadol. Tia

3:20 pm August 6th, 2015

I am currently taking tramadol an will be taking a drug screen the I cup in about 24 hrs do you think will show up?! Its for an addictions place. I have severe lower back pain an the meds they are giving me are just not helping so I’m just curious if by taking the tramadol if it will show up in this I cup test. Plz help asap.

5:05 am August 11th, 2015

Will ultram/ tramadol show up in a 10 panel drug screen?

3:36 pm August 11th, 2015

Would Tramadol show a positive on a drug screen with Codeine (135 ng/mL) and Morphine (5260 ng/mL) detected?

2:19 am August 12th, 2015

Tramadol showing in newborn poop but I didn’t even know what tramadol was till dr told me , so what else could give that reading???

11:47 pm August 13th, 2015

Can Tramadol cause a false positive reading for Morphine?

11:22 am September 4th, 2015

Will tramadol show on a 6405N sap 5-500/2000 urine test

9:43 pm September 8th, 2015

recently urine drug screen came back positive for tramadol good bit I have never taken in my life take Ativan, glucophage, neurontin, insulin some ibuprofen can’t understand why that would be any suggestions? Gina thank you!

7:18 am September 12th, 2015

The MOST BASIC question has not been answere. I take about 200mg/day of Tramadol (prescribed, but at a lower dose – 50mg, which does nothing. Will a potential employer, say the US government, does their basic drug test, will the Tramadol, assuming they are not specifically looking for it, show up as an opiod? There is a lot of debate about whether or not it is an opioid – very technically speaking it is not, but since it acts just like one and effects the brain and pain receptors very similarly to an opiate, would it test as one or not??

2:06 pm September 22nd, 2015

Hello Anon. Thank you for your question. Since tramadol isn’t an opiate, it shouldn’t come up. But, it really depends on what kind of drug test you’re having, but it will not show on a urine test. Plus, what’s most important, with your name on the prescription there won’t be any problems explaining a false positive.

12:53 am September 25th, 2015

Will tramadol show on a 1 panel home drug test for OXycodone? I believe that it will not – but as Anon asked, it is not an opiate, but there is such a big debate.

Linda S
3:12 am October 13th, 2015

I have been under pain control for many years (10+). I have NEVER abused my medications, in fact I typically will have meds left at the end if 30 days. Recently, I tested positive for Ultram. I have no reason to lie about this to you….I did not take Ultram/Tramadol. Can you tell me if this is possible?

9:34 pm October 15th, 2015

Does tramadol show on a sweat test. Even if I have a script for it I may get hassled for it.

3:32 am October 24th, 2015

Does home confinement drug test for tramadol

7:13 pm October 31st, 2015

Have prescription for tramadol, will this show up on pre employment drug test and amount in your urine.

5:48 am November 7th, 2015

Hi there I am scheduled for my very first appt at a pain specialist I was wondering if you knew they do drug screens for tramadol? Also if they do and I am up front with the dr and tell him its in my system will that diaqualify me in reciving any help?

8:06 am November 10th, 2015

I am taking Tramadol HCL 50 mg – 8 tablets per 24 hours and have been for some time . My Doctor recently performed a drug test (urine sample ) to see if I am taking them (some new rule) the test found no trace of the Tramadol just 3 hours after I had taken two . How could this happen ?

8:35 pm November 17th, 2015

I got tested for dfs for my nephew and it didn’t show now I have a Sylvia test for work will it show up

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